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E TH Y DA LI O H E SU IS

VOL.3 2018

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NAUGHTY VS. NICE

Whether you’re on Santa’s naughty or nice list, we’ve put together some holiday indulgences that give you the option to be guilty or guilt-free.

HOLIDAY TABLES & TIPS

Four themes shine across different table settings, where each table gives off that certain personal touch, along with tips!

LOUIS THEVENIN & MICHEL LHUILLIER With a friendship that goes beyond being business partners, the sky is the limit for Louis and Michel as they launch their newest venture, La Vie in the Sky. V O L .3 2 018 ze e l i f e s t y l e c e b u .c o m

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CONTENTS

7 contributors

Meet the people behind the issue

10 editor’s note

Everything from how to elevate your gin, naughty or nice indulgences, to differentlythemed table settings

13 trends

74 a house of thanks

The holidays are the perfect excuse to splurge— from makeup to bags to jewelry—whether it be for yourself or for your loved ones.

Anzani and the couple behind the brand celebrate a decade in the community.

20 oj jottings

A first look at Michel Lhuillier’s and Louis Thevenin’s lofty venture, La Vie in the Sky.

Andy Warhol Exhibit and a Broadway show at the Big Apple

23 six designers you should know in 2019

With 2018 coming to a close, we take a look at the home-grown designers whose pieces we’d love to take into 2019.

30 cathay pacific article title An intrepid traveller confession

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34 entertaining guide

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82 bird’s sky view

90 fashion

A flowery take on what to wear to the next holiday function.

98 events

A backstage pass to the hottest events in Cebu

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ON THE COVER

Louis Thevenin and Michel Lhuillier photography Pablo Quiza locale La Vie in the Sky


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executive editor EVA GULLAS editor-at-large MELO ESGUERRA managing editor GIA MAYOLA copy editor JANET ALFAFARA fashion editor OJ HOFER contributing editors MIA ARCENAS, KATSY BORROMEO-CHIONGBIAN art director EDWIN JAVIER JR. visual content creators TJ DELIMA, SHAWNN VILLAFLOR

VOL. 3 • 2018 publisher EVA GULLAS administrative officer JAYLENE GIPALA senior account manager AMY UNDALOC ZEE Publications, Inc. 888 Plaridel St., Umapad, Mandaue City Cebu, Philippines 6000 Tel. No. (032) 349-2889, (032) 234-2636 Mobile No. (0920) 970-1394 Email addresses: EDITORIAL editorial@zeelifestylecebu.com ADMINISTRATIVE jaylene@zeelifestylecebu.com CEBU ADVERTISING amy@zeelifestylecebu.com

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CONTRIBUTORS

Jurdan Ho, photographer

I like the festive mode that signifies a happy feeling and creates an aura of happiness and expectation of good things to come.

Shawn Villaflor, visual content creator

What I like about the holidays are the lounging and long hours of sleep and food. Usually my family goes out of town and celebrate christmas elsewhere but nothing beats just being at home munching away food and binge-watching downloaded movies or series.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST

ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS?

Janna Fernan, makeup artist TJ Delima, visual content creator

What I love about holidays is that I get to spend more time with my loved ones, treat myself and have an ample amount of time to rest.

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Definitely-spending time with my love ones. Sharing and giving gifts to the people who made my year! It’s the time to show some love.


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EDITOR'S NOTE

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hen a decade arrives of being in the industry and you ask yourself if the time invested was meaningful, you look back at how it unhinged everything you used to believe in and how willing and raw you allowed yourself to be to the lessons it presented. You realize you’ve only just begun. The big question looming in our heads these days is about being sustainable to last another 10 years (I only work in numbers with 0 at the end). Change is the only constant as we are faced with challenges on how to do things, which is why we officially launch the Zee digital issue this month to usher in 2019 in full acceptance. I am also immensely grateful to the constant of being guest F&E Editor for this digital revolution. We are navigating our way in and will happily lead you to what a full year 2018 was through food and entertaining, recipes to file, and the coveted emergence of a collaborative economy coupled with the digital stratosphere that knows no boundaries. We are an online magazine and it feels great. No paper trail, no pollution, just intellectual property through and through to live your life fully optimized. For this holiday and entertaining issue, I am happy to engage you with amazing stories of tablescape wanderlust. Our themes take you from the classic Retrospective Christmas, to The Belle Epoch period, transition to The Modern Filipino, and finish with an elevated epicurean theme of exotic taste. There is no right theme, just experiences that arouse curiosity and create laughter. And our theme takes you to the one that marks life milestones. Someone said to me, “I still remember that one meal from 20 years ago”—it must have been so memorable and impactful. It’s amazing how entertaining can now be without the inconvenience (Honestbee has changed my life. Yep, I just press buttons now on my phone and suddenly groceries appears on my doorstep) and with the reverence of cooking (Homemade is still happiness—see recipe guide). We have the Food Whisperer (for an in-the know-gift guide). There are pleasures and seekers (New trends and the coveted What’s New on the Grid). Then, there are the “reinventors” who share how to live life happier. (Order your gifts online, some say Zero sugar, Zero fat, ketosis is The goal) Our cover story, the ever-present Michel Lhuillier, still charging forward after all these years. He opens the concept of The French Life (La Vie) where dreams meet fantasy in the sky—literally—with Louis Thevenin. We are all grateful our judgements have turned into curiosity. It kept all of us relevant & growing, opened a lot of doors and breathed in a changed empowered person. This should be YOU too, surrounded with family, friendships and meals. Always evolving for the better. Be Progressive, Relevant & Sustainable, because there is something that will speak to you in this issue. KATE DYCHANGCO-ANZANI Editor

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TRENDS

With brands launching their holiday collections left and right, we take a look at our wishlist, and check it twice.

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YULE WISH YOU HAVE THESE We’re making our list and checking it twice. With beauty brands releasing full-glam products for the holidays, keeping up is almost like cardio. Check out our list of must-grab holiday makeup and beauty releases! produced by GIA MAYOLA

Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eyeshadow Palette A mix-and-match spectrum of matte, metallic, and sparkle shades perfect for creating sizzling eye looks. This palette steps completely out of the brand’s comfort zone, as Bobbi Brown has played it safe with a few pops of color here and there—and it’s perfect for the holidays when you want to step up and try something new.

Nars Hot Tryst Cheek Palette Featuring six sheer-to-buildable shades that contour, highlight and pop, this palette uncovers your inner rebel inspired by the iconic punk fashion of the 1970s. Sweep dry for a weightless natural glow, or apply wet for a high-impact effect.

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Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette Rihanna’s Killawatt Foil highlighter line has been a cult favorite since it launched, and understandably so. For the holidays, it’s clear that she wants you to keep glowing with this limited edition highlighter palette. With seven new shades that include icy blues and purples sitting alongside fiery coppers and bronzes, you’re sure to dazzle everyone the moment you step into the room.

MAC Cosmetics Dazzleliner There’s nothing stopping you from glowing this season. Go all out with MAC’s Dazzleliner, to add that extra oomph in your holiday look. Use it as a top coat over your liquid liner, or add to the lash line for sparkle. It comes in four shimmering shades, and with a limited edition silver cap.

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-Quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow Marc Jacobs went full-out glam with its limited-edition holiday makeup collection this year. The See-Quins glitter eyeshadow pots are on trend for fall and winter this year. This sequin-finish eyeshadow adds super-shimmering dimension to any look, and can complete any outfit this season, as it comes in six sparkling shades.

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Coral + Gold Minimalist Bud Vases Tired of seeing the monotonous four walls of your room? Work piling up and feeling unmotivated in your workspace? Spice up your room or even your workspace with these Coral + Gold Minimalist Bud Vases to splash some color in your room or workspace, keeping your spirits lifted throughout the day and your motivation at its peak.

OH! CORAL TRENDS

Everyone’s excited for the Pantone Color of the Year. For 2019, Living Coral is perfectly warm— vibrant, yet mellow—that provides comfort and energy. We’re here to provide you how to incorporate the color found in nature to your home, wardrobe, or even your OOTD look! produced by TJ Delima

Glossier Cloud Paint in Dawn From the latest line of Glossier’s liquid blush, Cloud Paint in the shade of Dawn is perfect for getting that peachy glow, to achieve that natural, sun-kissed look.

Woven Wall Hanging Add color and texture to the bare wall of your house with this vibrant woven wall hanging.


Oversize Metal Cat Eye Sunglasses Whether you’re spending the day at the beach in your bikini or shopping at the mall in your white shirt and tattered boyfriend jeans combo, this pair of oversized metal cat eye sunglasses will definitely complete your look.

Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour Get the natural looking blush people dream about with this long lasting cheek color from Laura Mercier.

Butter London Coral Patent Shine Polish In line with the release of 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year, Butter collaborated with Pantone to create this special shade. Make your nails stand out and be the center of attention!

Vans Old Skool Coral Sneakers Even if the brand is mostly associated with skaters, this pair of Vans Old Skool in Deep Sea Coral will definitely add some blush to your Insta-worthy street wear OOTD.

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Popping Pearls Jewelmer Joaillierie An established brand since 1979, Jewelmer Joaillierie is wellknown for its rare, natural golden South Sea pearl jewelries, cultivated in our own seas. The brand, founded by a French pearl farmer and a Filipino entrepreneur, offers the finest jewelries, each crafted with years of experience and inborn talent sculpting the pieces intricately and with perfection. Fueled with the passion to create pieces inspired by beauty and poetry, Jewelmer is proud of its exceptionally original and unique jewelries - a perfect gift to make your loved ones a stand out at any event. jewelmer.com

Gold Rush DiaGold Diagold offers fine-coloured stones and studded gold jewellery that caters more towards wedding designs or high-fashion. They’ve set the standards of both credibility of unique designs and manufacturing emphasizing quality and artistry. With a Diagold piece on your loved one’s person, it’s easy for them to look elegant and put-together at the next holiday function. www.diagolddesigns.net

Bellezza Casa’s Bergamo Placemat A modern take on the classic weave, the Bergamo creates visual interest with the interlacing of black and white stone, while accents of yellow coordinate beautifully, making the Bergamo placemat a true work of art. Made out of marble, this placemat makes for a statement piece on any table setting. www.bellezzacasa.com

TRENDS

LUXE for the SEASON Looking for the best gift for the season? Zee picks some of the latest and exquisite designer items perfect as gifts for your special someone. What better way to express your gratitude for your loved ones than spoiling them with something grand and luxurious every once in a while? produced by Shawnn Villaflor

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All Bagged Up Louis Vuitton One of the best functional accessories you can give is a bag, but if you want to go the extra mile, you can opt to head down the designer bag route. A wide variation of slick designs and luxury are expected of Louis Vuitton bags. A bag like this serves as a statement piece, so there’s not much effort needed to look chic. us.louivuitton.com

Charm Your Way Through Pandora Reflexions If you want elegance yet simplicity, but still want a timeless gift, Pandora’s Reflexions collection is the ideal present. The collection boasts a modern, flat mesh design—something the brand has never done before. Not too loud yet sleek, this customizable piece can also be adjusted to one’s taste with a wide variety of clip charms. us.pandora.net

HEAVEN Scent Jo Malone London Showcasing their wide array of fragrances, scented candles and elegant bath and body care products, this gift is always a welcome luxury. Jo Malone believes in the art of gift giving, always coming in their signature cream gift boxes. Available at Rustan’s Ayala Center Cebu

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OJ JOTTINGS

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Oj Hofer writes about two exhibits and a Broadway show that highlighted his two-week hiatus at The Big Apple.

t was the fastest and shortest two weeks that I had ever spent in New York. I had initially cancelled the trip but decided on the last minute to fly-thanks to the prodding of Charles Lahti, a serigraph and mixed media artist who is also a creative force within New York’s art community and his partner Greg Urra, a vintage fashion connoisseur who owns a posh boutique on Lafayette Street. I was juggling a schedule of teaching Taiji and holding Reiki healing sessions at my nephew’s mixed martial arts gym called Fight Lab USA while allocating time for brunches, luppers, and dinners arranged by good friends and relatives. On top of that, I had to purchase dress shop supplies and go to fashion and art exhibits plus watch my first Broadway show. I somehow managed to do all of those mentioned above. Thus, here’s the story on the Warhol exhibit at The Whitney Museum. The stories on the color pink at The Fashion Institute

Charles Lahti and Greg Urra in front of Andy’s 1964 paintings of Hibiscus flowers.

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of Technology Museum and The Band’s Visit Broadway show will be shared in our next issue. ANDY WARHOL-From A to B And Back Again Very few American artists are as ubiquitous, influential, and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). I couldn’t fully appreciate Warhol’s work prior to this show. Luckily, I had the chance to walk through the exhibit with Charles Lahti (charleslahtistudios.com/about/) who actively shared techniques and artistic precepts through lectures and collaborative work with artists in the US and other parts of the globe. It was much easier for me to grasp pop art this time because of Lahti’s practical and technical explanations since he worked with Donald Judd, Leroy Nieman, Robert Rauschenberg and Warhol himself. Andy Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in

Early 1960’s window display of Bonwit Teller with Warhol’s hand painted canvases

society. Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques he predicted and heralded the advent of selfies, vlogs and everyone’s claim to going viral or enjoying “15 minutes of fame.” The ongoing Warhol at The Whitney exhibit, which runs until March 31, 2019, is currently the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. Its mounting reconsidered the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Building on the wealth of new materials, research and scholarship that had emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, the exhibition revealed new complexities about the Warhol that we thought we knew, and introduced a Warhol for the 21st century. Here are images from different sections of the Warhol exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Andy Vacuuming. Warhol staged a performance art in which he unboxed and assembled a brand-new Eureka canister vacuum, cleaned the gallery’s rug, and then removed and signed the vacuum’s bag, which was included in the exhibition.

Installation Art. Andy’s Mylar and Plexiglas Construction, c.1970

Portrait of Mao Tse Tung, 1972. From 1968 to 1987, Warhol received hundreds of portrait commissions from business moguls, art collectors, socialites, fashion designers, models, royals, and celebrities of all kinds.

Andy Warhol, Triple Elvis, 1963. Acrylic, spray paint, and silkscreen ink on linen, 82 1⁄4 × 118 1⁄2 in. (208.9 × 301 cm) Oxidation, 1978. Warhol’s experimental paintings of the late 1970’s included abstract works made with urine or semen.

Green Coca-Cola Bottles, 1962. “A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke,” says Warhol.

1956 representation of Truman Capote as a fantastical gold shoe

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Neil Felipp minaudière

Mia Arcenas jacket

Liane Aboitiz Peña earring

Doro Barandino accessories

Rei Escario gown

6 DESIGNERS YOU SHOULD KNOW IN 2019 When it comes to homegrown designers, Cebu has no shortage of them. With 2019 looming over our heads, we take a look at the designers whom you should absolutely know—and whose pieces you should get your hands on for the upcoming year.

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Neil FElipp

Who Wears Them: Gretchen Choa-Uy Carla Yeung-Mckowen Christine Dychiao Where to Get them: neilfelipp.com Price Range: PHP10,000+

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FROM TOP Siren navy in blue parchment; Sakura Dark Water in grey parchment; Heart of Atlantis.

If you don’t know Neil Felipp’s name by now, you must have been living in Bantayan the last 2 years. Neil’s celebrity followers who wears his minaudieres keep growing. He has created so much buzz particularly after a mention in Kevin Kwan’s Rich People’s Problems, the 3rd in his book series of Crazy Rich Asians, that he is almost like a celebrity himself! It’s easy to see how Neil got in the business — he comes from a family of fine art engravers. On his mother’s side, he is a Suarez and in Cebu, this is synonymous with Suarez Brothers, noted for their quality metal works like class school rings, medallions and nameplates. After college in UP he ended up working with Kenneth Cobonpue for three years. Getting exposed early to metal works, it is easy to see how his clasps are always exquisitely twisted and manipulated that they are art by itself.


Mia Arcenas

A graduate of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, Mia honed her skills early at her mom Iris’ costume jewellery export business, Ferimar. Working with different materials and colours for specific clients in Europe and the Middle East, this early education left a strong impression to the young Mia, and it has manifested in her work. Less monotones and more vibrant — she produces beachwears that all the titas in Cebu love, bags and bangles, hats and chunky neckpieces. Mia is the poster girl for Cebu island living! These days, she is more in Manila with her husband Jacques Branellec although her manufacturing is still in Cebu. She is also kept busy with a collaboration of vintage denim jackets embroidered with the artworks of Solenn Heusaff and her sister Vanessa Heusaff for their collection called Lahi (meaning race in Tagalog and different in Bisaya!). The travel jackets are so fashionably hip and truly Filipino that clients wait for months for these bespoke items to be delivered.

Who Wears Them: Solenn Heusaff, Matteo Guidicelli, Anne Curtis Where to Get them: miaarcenas.com.ph Price Range: PHP6,000+

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FROM LEFT The Enzo clutch and the Ethan cuff; art-deco neckpiece; cuff inspired from stainless steel razor blades.

D’oro Barandino

Who Wears Them: Hollywood celebrities— Nicki Minaj, Ajiona Alexus (13 Reasons Why movie), Kimmy Gatewood (Glow of Netflix), Vbozeman (Empire TV show), Odette Annable (Supergirl Series), Alex Hudgens (TV Hosts), Essence Atkins, Stacy Ike (TV Host) Where to Get them: dorobarandino.com Price Range: PHP8,000+

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D’oro has been around for sometime, but don’t call him old school! Nikki Minaj was seen wearing his crumpled brass cuff recently, and he is preparing to send pieces to Europe where he is represented by a prestigious lifestyle brand based in Paris. D’oro’s work have evolved through the years, from visual arts, to furniture to home design. He has a degree in architecture from the University of San Carlos, and this discipline has formed his strong visuals which are always bold and sculptural. His latest collection, inspired by blades are elegantly minimal and yet whimsical, forming strong statement pieces.


LIANE ABOITIZ PEña

The mother of two toddler boys, Liane is more in Manila than Cebu these days. But in this world of online shopping it doesn’t matter where you are. She is still home-grown though, having spent her formative years in Cebu. A graduate of FIDM in LA (same as Mia), Liane’s jewellery pieces can easily go from daytime to night life. With the breakthrough debut of her website and several pop-up stores this year, Liane’s label Flora Magica is fast gaining traction not only among women who lunch, but the younger set who loves to pair them with jeans or sarongs for a quick and easy up-look. It is easy to see how Liane can produce this pieces — her design inspiration, in addition to her mom Bernie and her abuela Ching Montinola, is her group of friends whose taste sensibility runs from the Italian Riviera to the beaches of Cebu and Siargao. To this end, she uses mother of pearls, seashells, semi-precious stones and coral combined together to form statement pieces or laid back chic depending on what you pair them with — stilettos or flip-flops.

Amazon Earrings in Ocean Green and Rose

Who Wears Them: Nellie Egle, Pilar Streegan, Maryann Arculli Where to Get them: shopfloramagica.com Price Range: PHP6,000+

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Rei Escario

Who Wears Them: Paul Jake Castillo, Miss Asia Pacific International 2017 Francielly Ouriques, Charo Santos, Miss Supranational Philippines 2018 Jehza Huelar Where to Get them: Rei Escario Design Studio, Villa Aurora Mabolo Price Range: Php10,000 above

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After attending London’s prestigious Central St Martins (Alexander McQueen’s alma mater) patternmaking course on scholarship as part of PDI’s Look Magazine and the British Council’s initiative to support promising local artists, Rei honed his talent further in his brother Jun’s busy workshop. Rei’s clothes have that sculptural touch that make them look trendy and new, but at the same time, clean and classic. He’s keen on ensuring that they’re wearable and comfortable. His designs are versatile and have walked runways to red carpets to pageant stages to aisles at a wedding.


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An intrepid traveller confession Why I always travel with Cathay Pacific. by Emcee Go

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t’s an exciting time to travel from Cebu these days — a brand new terminal, multiple airline choices and competitive flight pricing. As I write, I am dreaming of the winter markets in Europe, the Festival of Lights in Macau, or walking the holiday festooned Fifth Avenue in New York. Everytime I’m in this mood, my fingers automatically flip thru the Skycanner app in my iPhone, and input far flung destinations, just in case there’s a bargain to be had. This futile process of mental calisthenics that calculates the prices and time schedule always brings me back to the Cathay Pacific website though. There is much to be said as to why seasoned traveller smartly stick to one

airline, or to an airline alliance such as One World or Star Alliance, two of the biggest network of airline partners. My tried and tested preference is One World alliance of which Cathay Pacific is an active member. One World rewards loyal customers with so many perks, depending on current status. The lounge access at most of the major airport terminal worldwide tops the list. This privilege is given to Cathay Pacific’s top tier members of their Marco Polo loyalty club, those in the Gold or Diamond level, mostly travellers who fly more than 3 long haul flights a year in business class. Lounge access is important for international travellers — more than the excellent coffee or tea, there’s free wifi.

If you’re transiting for example tru Lima, Peru, going online just to send a short viber text or post one Instagram photo doesn’t merit turning on your data roaming. At One World airport lounges, you are signed in within seconds. More significantly, the member airlines of One World Alliance have pushed up their standards in the last 12 months. American Airlines, another member airline, renovated and vastly improved their Admiral’s Club Lounge. In major US cities like Los Angeles, Dallas or Miami, they have the Flagship lounges, where travellers are often offered an array of meals that include steak or scallops during meal times. V O L .3 2 018 ze e l i f e s t y l e c e b u .c o m

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Not to be outdone, Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong hub which currently has several lounges scattered all over the terminal, are becoming destinations on its own. The latest one is The Deck located near Gate 16, while The Wing near Gate 4, The Bridge near Gate 35, have been there for sometime. My favourite though is The Pier, located near Gate 65. Perhaps because of its proximity to the more known First Class Lounge (accessible only to First Class and Diamond Marco Polo members), many people think its only for first class, and so it’s less crowded. The Pier features Cathay’s signature The Noodle Bar which serves Hong Kong classics, including wonton noodles in a broth, fish ball noodles and a variety of dim sum and buns as well. There’s a food hall, with several hot selections, the usual bar and coffee cart, a tranquil Teahouse. There are 14 shower rooms, and, best of all, a Relaxation Room a quiet nook at the end where you can snooze, hopefully not long enough to miss your flight! Cathay Pacific chief customer and commercial officer Paul Loo affirms that the airline is committed to “investing in experiences that our customers value and consider important is at the heart of our product and service philosophy, and helps us differentiate ourselves from other airlines”. Cathay clearly exceeds expectations when it comes to its airport lounges in Hong Kong. In most cases, particularly for the high income millinenials, as long as there’s free wifi and a beer, its cool enough. But for savvy business and leisure travellers, this is expected from an airline that has continued raising the bar to make sure its loyal customers continue flying with Cathay Pacific.

THIS SPREAD CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Located at the end part of The Pier, there are several sleepin sofas for a long or quick nap inside the dimly lit and quiet corner; Thera are 14 shower rooms inside The Pier, equipped with premium bath products, hair dryer, toothbrush and towels; The delistyle Food Hall offers a selection of quick bites, including tapas, salads, sandwiches, fruits and dessert and hot food, all available to order; The Teahouse is only at The Pier, not in other lounges. This tranquil oasis is manned by tea specialists, and serves artisanal and seasonal tea varieties; sitting area for the Food Hall; waiting lounge for the Relaxation Room. V O L .3 2 018 ze e l i f e s t y l e c e b u .c o m

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sting

Wondering what to do for the busy season? In this entertaining guide, you’ll find everything from recipes to table settings to gift ideas for you to become the ultimate holiday host.

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FEATURE

Gin Cartel With a mission of scouring the city’s gin library, a flavor profile of best mixes are merged together with herbs and fruity spices. by TJ Delima

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Caorunn Gin

Caorunn Gin originates from the Scotland, and has a strong flavor profile of juniper, with hints of citrus, floral and heat. A faint tinge of spice rounds off this gin. Unique botanicals in this gin include coulee blush apple, heather, bog myrtle, rowan berry, and dandelion leaf. Here, orange slices and a cinnamon stick are added to bring out its citrus undertones.

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Roku Gin

This craft gin hails from the Land of the Rising Sun. In Japanese, roku means “six”. Suntory’s take on gin is called such, after six quintessentially Japanese botanicals. There’s green tea two ways: sencha and gyokuro. Cherry, also two ways: blossom and leaves. And then there’s yuzu and Japanese pepper. A couple pieces of star anise add a fragrant touch to this gin.

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Hendrick’s Gin

Launched in 1999, this likely needs no introduction. A lot of what Hendrick’s does set the stage for some of the contemporary gin fashions we see today. While Hendrick’s signature is its cucumber gin and tonic, a tea-smoked gin changes up the usual.

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G’Vine Floraison

Distilled from the Ugni Blanc or Trebbiano grapes, G’Vine’s flavor profile has grapes in it, and its most unique characteristic is its profile of grape flowers—which are harvested before they can fruit. Floral notes capture your attention, then juniper, ginger root and kaffir lime leaf open up to an unexpected anise, pepper and juniper midpalate. A handful of muddled blueberries make for a fruitier experience.

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Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

A gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water poured over ice, usually garnished with a slice or wedge of lime, but many variations have cropped up over the years.The amount of gin varies according to taste. Suggested ratios of gin to tonic are between 1:1 and 1:3. Main alcohol: Gin Ingredients: 1 part to 3 parts gin (to taste), 3 parts tonic water, 2-3 slices of grapefruit, pitted green olive, fresh Preparation: In a glass filled with ice cubes, add gin and tonic. Served: On the rocks; poured over ice garnish WITH: Grapefruit slices, pitted green olive, fresh rosemary Drinkware: Rocks glass, Highball glass

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Bellezza Casa Bergamo Placemat. www.bellezzacasa.com

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hat “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” has many of us on our toes to get on Jolly Ol’ St. Nick’s good side. Then “‘tis the season to be jolly” becomes a loophole for significant backslides. With one party coming after another and gifts most often of the edible kind in endless supply, it’s too easy to charge the holidays’ indulgences to auld lang syne. Gone are the heydays of the Neverending Christmas Fruitcake. Its circulation via regifting has lost favor to the ever increasing multitude of holiday offerings available nowadays. We rounded up some of our favorites with which you can either dive completely into delicious or make more conscious choices of. With the makers of the Instafamous Chocolate Dream Cake already trademarking their take on the layered chocolate cakein-a-can, local purveyors of sweet goodies, Tazza Cafe and Patisserie, elicits what we’d assume to be similar oohs and aahs with their Marvelous Cake. Pierce the outer hard chocolate shell dusted generously with chocolate powder and let the creamy and smooth chocolate glaze ooze out as you push forward into the dark chocolate ganache and ultra moist chocolate cake base.

From dark and dreamy, Tazza does festive, too. Their signature Rainbow Cake stacks colored vanilla sponge layers finished with a cloud of frosting and sprinkles. Christmas Cake Pops round up the jovial selection. That chocolate dream need not just be as Love-Eat Low-Carb solves the diabetic’s dilemma and the ketogenic catch with a Low-Carb Dream Cake Deluxe. Sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb, Keto-friendly, and vegan ticks off all the boxes across the health nazi and hipster boards with layers of almond & coconut flour chocolate cake, gorgeous dark chocolate ganache, decadent dark chocolate cream, crisp chocolate shell dusted with cocoa powder and topped with almond slivers and dried rose blossoms. In lieu of the classic graham crust, Cafe Georg’s Keto Chocolate Marble Cheesecake has a spartan mixture of just ground cashew nuts and butter to make a softly crunchy bottom. Brown marbling is a subtle combination of coffee and chocolate swirling into the smooth and creamy cheesecake of an almost ice cream-like consistency. Erythritol, a sugar alcohol that is not digested by the body, sweetens the deal to keep it sugar-free, keto-friendly, low carb, and gluten-free.

The same “plain cheesecake” base is turned tantalizingly tangy with lemon cutting through its richness in their Keto Lemon Cheesecake. Japanese Matcha powder added to another makes their Matcha. Already with naturally occurring fructose, a homemade blueberry topping is still within the NSA (No Sugar Added) category and well within the low carb considerations for their blueberry version. Actual banana fruit in banana bread would raise the sugar index, but Cafe Georg’s Keto “Banana” Bread uses a banana extract instead. Homemade 100% peanut butter replaces the usual wheat flour and eggs, flax meal, chia seeds, erythritol, stevia, yogurt, walnuts, and leavening agent figure into the delicious mix. Thin slices are best toasted then slathered with butter or, for a considerably healthy indulgence, cream cheese. To donut or do not may no longer be a struggle to decide on with these vegan alternatives from Kit’s Kitchen. Their Vegan Baked Doughnuts are made of unbleached flour from the USA, leavened with cocoa which also adds a deep chocolate note, sweetened with homemade applesauce, made creamy with almond milk, and enhanced by the sweetly woodsy flavor of

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Keto Banana Cake from Oh Georg

homemade vanilla extract. Another plus is the baking versus the usual deep-fry taking a considerable amount of fat out of the equation. Must try’s, as well, are their Wheat-free Macapuno-Carrot Cake Bars, and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now enter the Entremet. Pastry chef extraordinaire Jean Louis Leon whips out the onhiatus Bocas Patisserie magic on request with his signature on this multi-layered mousse-based cake. He builds upon a base of raspberry crumbles, buttery, and nutty sable Breton on which sits a fluffy, light and airy pistachio joconde. Tart and thick blackberry jelly is slathered on the base layers with a flaky croquantine holding up a creamy cheesecake layer. A light raspberry mousse bursting with sweet fruity flavor crowns this creation all enrobed in a smooth white chocolate glaze and decorated with microwave sponge, meringue and velvet chocolate flip-flops. We all have “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.” This holiday season, leach* into the lifestyle with this Caviar Cake from Cafe Sarree. Eggs, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, and spices make an egg salad base topped with a luxurious blend of cream cheese and spices completely covered by saline pops of black caviar. The elegant and sophisticated layers are garnished with lemon twists, the tang of which cuts through all the richness and brightens the briny taste of the roe. If you find actual fish more appealing than their eggs, there’s the Cheese Pate with Smoked Salmon, too. Now, where’s the champagne?

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Sugar-Free Dream Cake from Love Eat Low Carb

Love Eat Low Carb For orders, contact @loveeatlowcarb


Rainbow Cake from Tazza Cafe and Patisserie Funwich from Love Eat Low Carb

Wheat-Free Macapuno Carrot Cake Bars, Vegan Baked Doughnuts, and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from Kit’s Kitchen

Kit’s Kitchen For orders, contact @kitskitchenn

Marvelous Cake from Tazza Cafe and Patisserie

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Achieve The look: 1. Use printed tablecloths with upholstered colorful chairs, both in maxed-out prints. 2. Opt for large vases of earthy colors. 3. Exotic flowers are a must. Try Jaime Chua’s basket package, which comes in sets of 3 and 6. 4. Music: underground & independent sultry Bossa Nova, and upbeat post-dinner Dance. Rhythm & Blues. 5. Personalization by having unique napkin rings, underground logos, and gender-neutral black chargers.

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THIS SPREAD CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Entrement Cake by Chef Jean Louis; Caviar Pie from Cafe Sarree; and Salmon Pate from Cafe Sarree

Entrement Cake For orders, contact Chef Jean Louis at 0921 536 2789 Cafe Sarree For orders, email cafesarree@gmail.com

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Yoghurt balls, Fresh Yoghurt from Cheese & Cheese

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Cheese & Cheese For orders, contact Cheese & Cheese on Facebook


Chocolate Cake from Dolce Cafe

Dolce CAFE Panorama Heights,, Nivel Hills Veterans Drive, Cebu City

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Fest ive Spread

table settings by Jeremy Ilse Sy of Home & Pantry photography TJ Delima

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Uppercrust Artisan Breads from Circa 1900

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Circa 1900/The Noshery For orders, contact Chef Steve at 0917 720 0643


Achieve The look: 1. work around a theme A general theme will help set the mood and keep a cohesive look. white christmas, winter wonderland, into the woods, gold elegance, are some tried and tested themes to follow. 2. mix and match Don’t be afraid to bring different patterns,colors and material onto the table. it’s a matter of putting everything together, editing and making it work. 3. high and low It’s not how expensive your pieces are that determine a beautiful table set up. inexpensive raffia and driftwood twigs can look just as chic with polished silver.

Fruitcake from Maricita Cancio

Maricita Cancio For orders, contact 0917 321 2883

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Food Gif t Guide

An assortment of cookies and food for the gods from Maricita Cancio

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Cinnamon Rolls from Boki & Gourd BOKI & GOURD (032) 3453926 +63917 325 2326


Christmas Basket from The Noshery Matcha Mamon and Cheese Tarts from Buttery & Co. For orders, contact @butterandco on Instagram

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Brazo from La Brazzoria de Lasevil La Brazzoria For orders, contact @labrazzoriadelasavil on Instagram

Salted Egg Ensaimada from Buttery & Co.

Ensaimada from Boki & Gourd

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Quiches from Circa 1900

Labneh drizzled with olive oil from Cheese & Cheese

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table settings by Maayo Hotel photography TJ Delima

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Puto with cheese and budbud

Biko from Ani Restaurant at Maayo Hotel

An assortment of kakanin

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Achieve The look: 1. Give guests a generous serving of “probinsya� charm with pieces made of familiar local materials, but in surprisingly fresh colors such as peach and pistachio green. 2. To complement the all-natural theme, go for beautifully textured plates made with sustainable materials and cutlery with an organic quality. 3. Add a touch of hue and whimsy to the setting with a bunch of blooms in long glass vase or scatter some leaves on the table.

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ON THIS PAGE Arroz Valenciana and Cebu Lechon Belly from Seda Ayala Center Cebu

Ethnic Feast

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Arroz Valenciana and Cebu Lechon Belly from Seda Ayala Center Cebu. For orders, contact (032) 411 5800

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Achieve The look: 1. GREEN. Whether thick foliage or scatterings of green leaves grace the table, there’s no extension of happiness without green. This table makes use of green carpet grass. 2. PROVISION. Brightly-colored, eccentric tablecloth from Peru (Make your purchase from Holidawn Home) 3. WEATHERED. Distressed chairs are always a great touch to represent Age and The Storm. 4. TOUCH OF MODERN. The high, gold minimalistic candleholders look great set against juxtaposed bearings. 5. MUSIC. Latin and South American beats brings out The Mambo, The Conggo, and The Salsa.

Whole Chicken Relleno from Circa 1900

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Anzani and the couple behind the brand (Marco & Kate Anzani) celebrated a decade in the community. To give thanks to industry circles, gastronome enthusiasts, and friends, the couple brought them together through the way they know best: food. photography TJ DELIMA

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SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH MARSHMALLOWS INGREDIENTS 40 ounces boiled sweet potato 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg, beaten 4 tablespoons melted butter 1 (16 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows DIRECTIONS 1. Spray 1 quart baking dish with Pam. 2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 3. Mash yams in a large bowl and add brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, and melted butter. 4. Mix well. 5. Place 1/2 mixture in baking dish. 6. Top with a layer of marshmallows, then add remaining mixture. 7. Bake for 30 minutes. 8. Remove from oven and top with remaining marshmallows. 9. Turn oven to broil and move casserole to the upper middle rack. Broil for approximately 5 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned.

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The Food The Dinner was a kindred collaboration with online grocery shopping powerhouse, Honestbee, making lives convenient during the holiday season. Meat & salmon were elevated and showcased for you to make in your own Home (See recipe guide). Delicate items such as white Wine jellied Liver pate, popovers, cured lavender salmon, and smoked fish pate, were first impressions (See recipe guide). For the main course, a deep fried Sriracha Turkey was immersed in peanut oil, and wild bouche sage stuffing with roasted chesnuts were a fingerling delight. A traditional baked turkey cooked for 15 Hours was served with a spiced fresh cranberry & mustard seed jam, with a unique stuffing of pecans, prunes, dates, smoked sausages and mushrooms that necked the cavity of the bird. A sous vide rib-eye was cooked in 62.5degrees for 8 Hours, seasoned with fennel, anise seed and carrot & dill, then Pan fried in its juices. A red wine reduction glaze was chosen as a serving sauce. Fine sides such as masa harina pouches (also known as pintos) were rendered with a recipe of local maize, chorizo and pulled pork. Some local greens in a sage butternut infusion completed the course.

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Bird’s Sky View Having known each other for more than ten years now, Michel Lhuillier and Louis Thevenin aren’t just mere business partners. The friendship between the two plays an important role in their work dynamic, and it show through their newest venture, La Vie in the Sky. by Gia Mayola photography Pablo Quiza grooming Janna Fernan assisted by Ericka Montecillo Mondigo

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here’s this old saying that goes “the sky’s the limit”. It’s a phrase that’s familiar to most people, as an encouragement when trying to reach their dreams. And it’s a phrase that this writer finds applicable to the lofty dream of La Vie in the Sky. It’s on a sunny afternoon that the Zee editorial team, along with our makeup artists, found ourselves crammed into a vehicle to climb our way to Busay. The drive up the winding roads doesn’t deter us from excitedly chattering about how the place

would look until we arrive. From the outside, La Vie in the Sky’s facade already looks promising. Its glassand-white-walled exterior is reminiscent of an old-fashioned retreat house away from the city. When we step into the building, workers are scurrying to polish the wooden staircase and numerous mirrors hung around the establishment. It’s still half an hour before our agreed time, but Michel Lhuillier emerges from the basement to say his hellos. “So, this is the place,” Michel says, gesturing around. On this floor, guests can

take their picks from the array of pastries and breads laid out. The iconic wine cellar from La Vie Parisienne is replicated here, albeit much roomier to accommodate more guests. The La Vie French gelato cart is also available for guests to try Filipinoinspired flavours such as mango or balut. La Vie in the Sky gives off a vibe that’s a mix between luxe and industrial, with antique furniture, leather chairs, crystal chandeliers, the purposely-unfinished cement, and the quirky artworks every now and then. A huge fireplace occupies the space on the left, and the tall French

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windows offer an unobstructed view of the sky above and the city below—seemingly peaceful—but this writer knows better of the terrible traffic that fills the city’s streets. Michel ushers us to follow him. Looking polished in a blue and white striped shirt and white pants, his hands are crossed behind his back as he gives the floor a once-over. He ascends the stairs, exuding a level-headed personality as he tours us around. On the way up, we pass three infinity mirrors lined up in a row, and our reflections seemed to go on

“If you go down to the basement, there’s four.” Michel explains. “Here, the sun is a bit strong,” he says as we step out onto the terrace. Just like he says, the sun greets us with its bright rays. “I plan to put a dome, so it should be all-weather.” It’s a very nice place, and I voice my thoughts to Michel. He looks over his shoulder at this, replying cheekily, “I would think so. That’s why I bought it.” Pablo, being the photographer he is, finds the perfect spot for the first photo of

“It’s all Louis—he’s the artist. He manages the place, I just pay the bills.” -Michel Lhuillier forever if we looked deeply enough. On the second floor, it’s chic, much like the previous one. To the left, there’s a huge, full-length mirror with its edges lined with lights, much like a ring light. To the right is a room with more contemporary-themed furniture and lights. “So the place has three floors?” I query as we make our way upstairs once more.

the day: a sunny spot in the corner near the ledge that offers a stunning background of the city below. “Let’s take this shot, we can only do it in ten minutes, or the light’s not going to stick around.” Michel nods in approval, walking over to the spot, saying out loud, “We’re running late. Monsieur Louis, you’re out of the picture. Monsieur Pablo says the soleil will

not wait for you.” This brings out a burst of laughter among us. As Michel’s shots finish, the team takes a few moments in the shade. When asked if he had a hand in the design, Michel immediately shakes his head. “No,” He states. “I don’t have any hand in it. It’s all Louis—he’s the artist. He manages the place, I just pay the bills.” “He works very hard,” adds Michel, “Very passionately. Everybody tells me that no one understands him the way I do.” Right as he says this, Louis Thevenin chooses this moment to appear. “I’m just on time, no?” He asks with a laugh.True enough, he’s on the dot on the agreed time. Louis is the other half of this duo, and the pair have been working together for more than ten years now. Prior to managing La Vie Parisienne, he’s worked in the French Embassy and then became Deputy Director of Alliance Française de Manille. He’s also Alliance Française de Cebu’s Director. It was Louis who found the location for the restaurant. He shares that after a drive up to Busay, he saw how full the neighboring restaurant was, and knew

ON THIS PAGE As the restaurant is 2000 feet above sea level, La Vie in the Sky gives guests a 360-degree view of Cebu. OPPOSITE PAGE Michel and Louis stand in the doorway that leads to the private room on the second floor

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that Michel owned the house beside it. It was in ruins; however, Louis already saw its potential. A week later, he dragged Michel—who hadn’t been there for years—to the site, and they immediately began to envision what they could do with it. Three hours of talking later, and La Vie in the Sky was born.

the most-visited houses in the U.S.” La Vie in the Sky’s design brings guests back to the 30s, to Art Deco, to Gatsby. Louis shares that at the same time, he didn’t want to get trapped in replicating just one era, so he flew to France, went to garage sales, and visited antique dealers emptying their worn-out stocks.

“I wanted to make a palace in ruins.” -Louis Thevenin

“We created La Vie Parisienne about seven years ago,” Louis says. “After seeing the ruins in Busay, I wanted to make a palace in ruins. But they are not simple ruins. It’s designed by a genius architect who replicated Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kaufmann House, also known as Falling Water, one of

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“I spent a month shopping for old furnitures,” he shares. “With two Russian guys I had found, we carried all those antiques and filled up a forty-footer truck. I still have back pain!” Later, he went to Mongkok’s fabric market and upholstered the furniture with modern fabrics.

He’s mixed traditional patterns like machuca and fleur-de-lis with some shockingly red electrical pipes, royal blue and gold—the colors of the king of France, ropes to hang crystal chandeliers, 18th century paintings, and industrial lamps. He also wants to add some street art, but shares that he lacks walls. “I just wanted it to feel homey,” Louis adds. The restaurant offers affordable luxury with their salad station, cold cuts, cheeses, pasta, brick oven pizza, and French breads and pastries. Its added charm is the VIP room located on the second floor, which accommodates up to 20 guests, inclusive of a private chef and show kitchen. Off to the side, Louis shares that the challenge in creating the venue was having to put things off. “Doing things ‘tomorrow na lang’,” he says. “What I wanted to happen today, happened always a month later!”


OPPOSITE PAGE Large artworks greet guests as soon as they enter the foyer of the restaurant. THIS PAGE FROM TOP The second floor has a lot of antiques, such as the large, repurposed trunk, the vintage weighing scale and grandfather clock; Louis and Michel lounging on a couch that Louis personally chose overseas

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THIS PAGE When the sun sets, the atmosphere at La Vie in the Sky changes and becomes more intimate; Guests may opt to avail of the VIP Room, where they have a personal chef and a show kitchen

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The iconic wine cellar in La Vie Parisienne is replicated here, but is roomier to accommodate more people.

As of writing, La Vie in the Sky still has more to offer. Michel and Louis have many plans, such as adding five tents on the property’s cliffside, with a glass elevator that leads down to it. Michel says he’s the type to do constant upgrades.

palm. “And I’m like this. What can I do with my money? I can’t take it wherever I go.” As the photo shoot goes on, the trust between Michel and Louis seems almost palpable. They’re communicating often, sharing thoughts and discussing ideas.

“That’s the way I operate, even in my safari. I spend and spend and spend. I guess when I die, that’s when I’ll stop. My son is like this,” he smiles as he says this, making a tightly-closed fist. Then he opens his hand, showing his

Louis jokes that he wears the metaphorical dress in the relationship, as he’s decorated the house, but Michel insists that they both have a leg in the pants. I had to ask if there were times when they butted heads.

“That’s the way I operate, even in my safari. I spend and spend and spend. I guess when I die, that’s when I’ll stop.” -Michel Lhuillier

“I wouldn’t dare,” Louis says. “There is really no need for that,” Michel adds. “I mean, it would just be a waste of time and energy. We are both intelligent people and we share each other’s ideas.” “He believed in me, and this made me grow,” Louis divulges. “My own dad never gave me that.” Just as we wrap up, the sun begins to set over Cebu, turning the skies into a lovely mix of pink and orange hues. It’s near-cliche, albeit fitting, to end the shoot this way, alluding to the ending the day on a warm, colorful note. The two crack open cold beers, clinking the bottles as a toast to all the hard work done—and to the sky-high future of La Vie in the Sky.

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AFFAIR D’AMOUR

Bright, colorful threads are embroidered into the tuxedo jacket of Philipp Tampus and on Marichu Tan’s frothy tulle frock. Secret smiles and knowing looks are shared as the couple whisks themselves away from the prying eyes of the party.

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FÊTE DE LA FLEUR ’Tis the season to glam yourself up with frocks that call to mind a festive flower field. Guaranteed, these pieces will catch everyone’s eyes at galas this holiday season. sittings editor Dexter Alazas hair and makeup Nicko dela Pena photography Jurdan Ho models Jordan and Helena of AD Models locale Anzani

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VIBRANT BLOSSOMS

ON THIS PAGE Helena in a contourconscious net dress with hand-woven “Hablon” sash by Dexter Alazas. OPPOSITE PAGE Jordan wears a cotton tuxedo shirt with onyx studs and tropical wool pants by Philipp Tampus.

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MONOCHROME MOOD

A mixture of patterns and textures mesh together in this piece from Protacio Empaces to create that chic black-andwhite ensemble. The flowers on the tulle skirt are like brush strokes on black canvas, contrasting with the straightforward checked pattern of the top.

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NIGHT FLIGHT

Purple “papillon� embroidery that adorn the neckline, cape sleeves that graze the floor, and transparent panels at the back make this stunner from Philip Tampus perfect for a dramatic exit.

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EVENTS Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa’S Silver Anniversary With 25 years of service under its belt, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa celebrated its Silvery Anniversary by welcoming guests at the Ocean Pavilion, and a fireworks showcase lit up the sky while Mariah Carey’s Dreamlover played—the #1 song on the Billboard Top 100 on the week of the resort’s opening on October 23, 1993. Guests were shuttled to the Marquee, where a scrumptious dinner was served, and a night of wonder and magnificence unfolded.

Travel Agency friends

Nelly Egle and Eva Gullas

René Egle

Kristin Lerin, Nelia Neri and Aissa Dela Cruz

Cassandra Poculan

Gerald and MJ Yuvallos

Friends from Cathay Pacific

Chinggay Utzurrum, Jaime Picornell and Flor Ynclino

Friends from the Events Industry

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PANDORA Reflexions The country’s most stylish and esteemed celebrities, influencers and media celebrated a glamorous, chic evening with a daring bang last October 23rd. Held at Shooting Gallery in Makati, the party kicked off the launch of the Danish jewelry brand’s newest collection—the PANDORA Reflexions.

Pam Quinones, Mark Nicdao and Shaira Luna

Daryl Chang, Cindy Go-Bayot, Prasana Lee

Yvonne, Ivan and May Yao

Megan Young

Nicole Andersson

Beauty and the Beats Last October 13, guests danced to the music of Azure’s resident DJs and Cathy Muto, with unlimited libation all night, including Smirnoff Mules at the Rock Bar of Azure Beach Club. Flattering Swimwear and Resort Wear by SOLTI Activewear, designed & created by, Kymberly Maitland-Smith also captivated the audience through the night.

Kym Maitland-Smith and Christoph Kuch

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EVENTS MAAYO HOTEL’S FIRST Anniversary Maayo Hotel celebrated its first year anniversary in the hospitality industry. The celebration centered into the 1930s theme with all the guests clad into the outfit that was. Ushering the milestone, Maayo Hotel also had its first ever ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting spearheaded by its General Manager Karen Mendoza, together with Chief Executive Officer William Christopher Liu Jr and SVP of Human Resources Paulette Liu.

Paulette Liu, William Christopher Liu, Jr., Karen Mendoza

Mary Grace Melendrez, Thannya Pino, Hembler Mendoza

Fr. Jun Rebayla, SVD and Yong Mejias

Davering Ong, Karla Victoria Cortes, Derek Lucas

Jose Santino Bunachita, Xavier Solis, Richard Ramos

Melencia Jumonong and Karen Mendoza

Rosemary Dakay

Vox Anima Cebu

Maayo Hotel Team’s Celebratory Toast

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MIRA BEAUTY BY DESIGN GRAND OPENING MIRA Beauty by Design had its grand opening last December 8 at Robsinsons Galleria Cebu. A chic and contemporary beauty space, MIRA is designed with you in mind. Guests can indulge in the luxury of having the most minute of details thought out for them, form a variety of salon and spa treatments to suit their every wish and whim. Joshien, Andi Patena-Matheu and Jessa Lodonia

Gia Mayola, Dr. Jo-Anne Rivera and Lyssa Amor

Louie Gallego, Felgim Beres and Max Golosino II

Joshua Atayde-Rabaja and Romeo Rabaja

Con-Con Saguisag

Di Yap, Maria Elmira Esguerra, Romeo Diaz, and Enrile Esguerra

Sven Chua, Daina Nelson, Johannah Esguerra, Gazini Ganados, and Edward James Castro

Jacky Chang

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EVENTS ZEE PARTY SUMMIT Last December 14th, all roads led to Busay for Zee’s Digital Edition Launch Party. Aptly called the Party Summit, it was held at the newest spot in the city, La Vie in the Sky. In the day, it’s a charming four-storey house with tall glass windows that allow the sunlight to filter in and illuminate its quirky yet elegant interiors. At night, the atmosphere completely changes—the crystal chandeliers are dimmed to make the mood more intimate, and the city’s skyline looks bright and dreamy from the restaurant’s balcony.

Mark Geniston, Dr. Fremont Base and Marti Ybañez

Stephanie Seisberg and Sandra Pesch

Louis Thevenin, Merce Abellana and Ramoncito Bandibas

Philip Rodriguez

Margie Lhuillier and Frances Siao

DJ Nadēge Teri

Yvette Vaas, Kingsley Medalla and Iris Arcenas

Vince Canizares, Margo Frasco, _____ and Ivy Gallur

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Doro Barandino, Arcy Gayatin, Paolo del Rosario, Eva Gullas and Mary Anne Arculli

Kumiko Onda, Kate Anzani and Perl Jacalan


Pamela Manuel

Julie Erauda, Charmaine Cortes, Amy Undaloc and ConCon Kintanar

Debbin Sinco, Johan Cuizon, OJ Hofer, Jomie Hospital, Mark Cuizon, Jake Batiancela and Don Canama

Gwen dela Cruz, Gabrielle Llanto and Frances Alfafara

Pacita Sode , Bee and Susan Urgello

Shari Quimbo, Fiona Escandor, Jaja Rama and Arnauld Echevarria

Gia Mayola, Kim Mercado and Manu Gemina

Sophie Hussenet, Pauline Hofer and Nelly Egle

Tamsin Booth

Ramee and Mayanne Sarreno

Mia Carcel

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